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1 The HSE/LA regulatory partnership Julie Sharman HSEs Local Authority unit Redgrave Court, Bootle

2 HSE/LA regulatory partnership Historical and background context Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 Section 18 –duty on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Local Authorities (LAs) to make adequate arrangements for enforcement. Section 18 standard on enforcement –the arrangements that LAs and HSEs Field Operation Directorate should put in place to meet this duty. – The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations demarcation –http://www.hse.gov.uk/lau/lacs/23-15.htm#

3 June joint statement of commitment –Underpins the partnership –Sets out objectives and partnership structures Strategic engagement –HELA/LGP/Local Government Regulation LAU- facilitate and promote the partnership –National policy informed by LA experience –LAs own and deliver priorities –LA standards and practices consistent –Activity data and information gathered and disseminated –Liaison with Local Government Regulation, LBRO and others Operational- engagement with LA professionals –Regional partnership teams –Specialist expertise

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5 The S18 Standard – Making a Difference….. –Applies to FOD and LAs –Broad principles and specific direction –Implement by March 2011 –Toolkits developed – examples of what the standard means in practice –Make it happenMake it happen priorities and planned interventions, capacity, management infrastructure, performance management- to deliver effective service, competent inspectorate –Do it rightDo it right enforcement policy- proportionate, accountable, consist, transparent and targeted –Work togetherWork together Partnership working, best use of resources –Sell the storySell the story promote sensible risk management

6 Priorities and Planning Priorities to take account of : –national & regional priorities, targets and plans –locally derived objectives –relevant guidance and policies. Targeting Interventions Simple rating system determines approach. Premises scored against four factors: –Confidence in management –Health performance –Safety performance –Welfare standards Targets risk or where hazards are least well controlled Targets those that seek economic advantage from non-compliance

7 Maintaining a competent inspectorate Regulators development needs analysis Guidance for Regulators Information Point

8 What the RDNA Contains COMMON CORE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE LA SECTOR KNOWLEDGE MAJOR HAZARDS KNOWLEDGE FOD SECTOR KNOWLEDGE DISCIPLINE SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE

9 Providing assurance against the Section 18 standard – Self assessment – Improvement Plans – Peer Review

10 Current work –National priorities 2011/12 –Sharing good practice –Sector strategies for beauty and leisure industries Regional partnership working- examples –Estates excellence- Get it right, get efficient, and get fit for work. –Business Engagement partnership –Business advice day, establishment of a business consultative forum –Norfolk 'Safe Workplace, Better Business project –London Boroughs Violence at work project

11 Id be happy to answer your questions


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